New Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart sets you up against "an evil robotic emperor"

By Heidi Nicholas,
New story info and a few new PS5 details seem to have popped up on the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart site, including the fact that we'll be seeing "alternate dimension versions" of planets we've already been to.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The PlayStation site tells us "an evil robotic emperor is working overtime to wipe out organic life, with Ratchet and Clank’s own dimension next in his sights. You’ll need to dust off the dynamic pair’s outrageous weaponry and stop a dimensional collapse in its tracks." A few weapons are confirmed, such as the Burst Pistol, Shatterbomb, and the Topiary Sprinkler we saw in use in the recent gameplay demo, along with The Enforcer weapon.

One big change coming with Rift Apart is the addition of a female Lombax from another dimension as a playable character, and PlayStation confirms she's a resistance fighter "who is just as determined to take out the robotic scourge." Each Rift Apart trailer showcases the instant travel between multiple dimensions, as evidence of the PS5's power. The Rift Apart site says we'll "experience the intergalactic shuffle of dimensional rifts as they combine new worlds and gameplay. Warp across battlefields to rapidly gain your combat advantage and repair planetary rifts with dimension-spanning puzzles," and that along with new planets, we'll also see "alternate dimension versions of old favourites, now more alive than ever with exotic flora and fauna thanks to the power of the PlayStation 5 console."

Lastly, the site lists some key PS5 features such as enhanced lighting, ray tracing, 4K HDR, 60fps frame rate, "near-instant loading," and the benefits of the DualSense controller, such as haptic feedback and 3D AudioTech.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will launch with sometime during this holiday season.
Heidi Nicholas
Written by Heidi Nicholas
Hey, I'm Heidi! I've just finished studying a Masters in English Literature, but I've been obsessed with gaming since long before then. I began on the PS2 with Spyro, before graduating to the Xbox 360 and disappearing into Skyrim. I'm now a loyal RPG fan, but I still like to explore other genres — when I'm not playing Assassin's Creed Odyssey, or being lured back into Red Dead Redemption 2 or The Witcher 3!